Thursday officially kicked off the 2012 NCM Bash at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY. The crowds were good and with many different activities to attend, it was tough to cover it all. But we tried and so after the jump, take a look at what went on at the Corvette Museum on Day 1 of the NCM Bash.
Add another chapter to the amazing life story of Patrick Rummerfield.
Rummerfield is known around the world as the only fully recovered quadriplegic in history, having come back from a 1970’s car wreck that had left him paralyzed from the neck down.
Last Wednesday, the long-time Corvette fan spent a day installing hoods at the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Ky.
A legend in the Corvette world for more than 50 years passed away last Tuesday in Newport Beach, Calif.
Andy Porterfield first started racing Corvettes in 1957, and amazingly he was still racing them in 2012 at the age of 80!
Charlie Mallon’s infatuation with Chevrolet – and Corvettes – started 40 years ago, and now his love for the Bowtie brand may just land him in the Guinness Book of World Records.
It’s not every day that you see more than 100 shiny Corvettes in one place.
It’s even more unusual when those Corvettes are gathered on Flagstaff Hill in Wollongong, the third largest city in the state of New South Wales, Australia!
If you’re in the neighborhood this weekend, make sure you drop by Zip Corvette Part’s 35th Anniversary Celebration. The party will be held on Saturday at their headquarters in Mechanicsville, Virginia. Check out all the details at Zip-Corvette.com.
Our Carlisle Events email newsletter arrived last week reminding us that registration for this year’s Corvettes at Carlisle is already open. The show takes place August 24th – 26th. You can register a number of ways, but online is the easiest. Sign up for the “Gate-N-Go” option prior to July 23rd and take advantage of a $10 discount off of the regular price. Also, for a limited time you can get a 50% discount off entry to the Carlisle GM Nationals with your Corvettes at Carlisle registration.
Want to purchase the GTE-Pro class-winning Corvette C6R from last year’s 24 hours of Le Mans? Well too bad, you can’t have that one, but can take home this yellow 2006 Z06 that’s decked out as tribute to Team Corvette’s epic triumph in France last summer.
An email we received tonight from a reader named Don Leblanc:
Attached is a photo of a watercolor painting I recently did. It doesn’t really have a name, other than just “C6″. I would like to share this with other Corvette fans.
Thanks again CorvetteBlogger.
Nice work Don. Thanks for sharing!